New TT Sign To Honour Harold Leece’s Hospitality at Gorse Lea
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New TT Sign To Honour Harold Leece’s Hospitality at Gorse Lea
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Isle of Man resident Harold Leece’s world famous hospitality at the garden of his home – known as ‘Harold’s’ during the TT - has been recognised by the Department for Enterprise, promoters of the Isle of Man TT Races, with the formal naming of a bend next to his house known as Knock Breck, near Gorse Lea as ‘Harold’s’.

Harold, who is 95 years old, is the latest non rider to be recognised for his contribution to the TT Races with his name on one of the iconic directional markers. Harold follows another local resident Ray Caley who was recognised with the directional board tribute last year.

The directional sign features the now iconic orange background as well as the famous Mountain course name along with a retro-inspired chequered board pattern that reflects the event’s long heritage.

Each section of the course featured is now a more accurate depiction of the road ahead, thanks to assistance of the Isle of Man Government’s Department of Infrastructure and Harold’s reflects the 170mph right hand bend as the riders approach Gorse Lea.

Rob Callister, Isle of Man Government Political representative responsible for Tourism and Motorsport commented:

“Harold Leece has made a lasting contribution to the TT Races and literally thousands of visitors worldwide have enjoyed his hospitality. It is entirely fitting that the Department recognises this contribution with a permanent tribute to Harold.”

Harold Leece was previously recognised with the PokerStars Spirit of the TT Award in 2015 for his contribution to the TT Races.

The directional board for ‘Harold’s’ will be placed on the TT Mountain Course this week and will feature in future Official course maps.

Tickets for the 2019 events are now on sale via the Official iomttraces.com website including Official Grandstand Tickets VIP Hospitality Experiences, and Official Entertainment Events. You can stay up to date with all the latest TT news by subscribing to the Official Isle of Man TT Races Newsletter





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19-04-2019, 06:14 PM
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A well deserved honour to one of the nicest blokes I have ever met.
19-04-2019, 07:59 PM
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Definitely, seconded RR .. one of the very best places to spectate, the tea/cakes and general atmosphere are fabulous as is the comb honey fresh from the bee hives. can't wait for this year.
19-04-2019, 09:55 PM
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Yes I agree. I've been invited to Harold's home a couple of times for a cup of tea and some nice chat. Well deserved, Harold! Anybody who knows at what date Harold Leece was born?
Don't be that optimistic! The light in the tunnel can be a train. Sad
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20-04-2019, 09:49 AM
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That's great.A well deserved honour.
21-04-2019, 09:43 AM
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One of the nicest people you could ever meet. His heart lies with racing on the TT course.
A thoroughly deserved honour.
21-04-2019, 07:36 PM
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Agree wholeheartedly with all the previous comments. A lovely, generous man and a well-deserved honour. People such as Harold, the late Ray Caley, John Kennaugh, Gwen Crellin and others like them are a part of what has made the TT and the Isle of Man what it is - a great, addictive event and a great, addictive place to be.
22-04-2019, 01:11 PM
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Changed a bit this year though, the quaint little white farm building on the roadside is no more.
25-04-2019, 06:21 PM
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Perfect, just perfect. If anyone needs a definition of a true Manx Man, Harold is it.
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04-05-2019, 10:31 AM
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Agreed with all of the above.

Great gesture for a great bloke.




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